We rented a car with a friend and did a little roadtrip! First we visited Takeda Castle! This 15th century castle was built on top of a mountain and overlooked the valleys around it. Now there are only ruins left, which are really impressive.
The most popular time to visit these ruins is in autumn in the early early morning (that is around 4 am in Japan), when clouds form in the valley and the castle seems to be floating in the sky (a bit like our experience on mount Fuji). But that was not today, today it was cloudy ABOVE the ruins, but still a very impressive sight :-)
Nice view no?But we drove a whooole lot further! All the way to the north, to the fisherman’s town of Amanohashidate for a crab hotpot lunch!But Amanohashidate is very famous for ….. its landbridge! Yes it has a naturally formed landbridge in its bay, that in summer looks something like this:But not today! No, it was very cold, but still beautiful. We walked the whole stretch of beaches and back. It was so cold that even the statues wore hats and scarfs.But when the sun set, the weather became clear and awesome skies appeared! Very beautiful! And we headed back to Osaka. A very cool roadtrip!